Culture and Customs of Brazil
Race, religion, language, culture, and national character are full of contradictions. Brazil, the largest country in South America, embodies so much paradox that it defies neat description. This book will help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what country's bigness means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions.
This is the only authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil that surveys a wide range of important topics, from geography, to social customs, art, architecture, and more. Highlights include discussions of the fluid definitions of race, rituals of candomble, the importance of extended family networks, beach culture, and soccer madness. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.
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Gerais. ,. and. São. Paulo . Only. the. interior. of. Espírito. Santo. and. the.
northern. part of Minas Gerais remain in a state of underdevelopment
comparable to other parts of the country . The northern boundary of this region
coincides almost ...
It was designed as the new capital of the state of Minas Gerais and completed in
1897 . It functioned almost exclusively as a political and administrative center
until 1930 , when the government of Getúlio Vargas launched Brazil ' s industrial
THE GOLD MINING FRONTIER In 1695 , almost 200 years after the discovery of
Brazil , the commodity that the Portuguese had sought for most of that time - gold
— was discovered in Minas Gerais . The result was the same as it has been in ...
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